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TESTING REQUIREMENTS FOR TRAVEL TO U.S. BEGINNING JANUARY 26

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 18: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including US citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19.

Effective Jan 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide either a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel or provide a positive test result and documentation from a licensed health care provider or public health official of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.

Passengers must also attest, under penalty of law, to having received a negative qualifying test result or to recovery from COVID-19 and medical clearance to travel. Airlines must deny boarding to passengers who do not meet these requirements. For information regarding COVID-19 testing in Kuwait, please see the Embassy’s COVID-19 Information page at https://kw.usembassy.gov/covid- 19-information and/or consult the Kuwaiti Ministry of Health’s webpage at moh.gov.kw.

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